Prepares RUS Long Range and Four-Year Planning Studies; solves voltage and capacity problems meeting RUS guidelines; designs the system for a 95% power factor; reviews substation and line equipment for adequate capacity to handle load, fault current and voltage. Works in the office and travels to substations and member sites as required to operate and maintain Flint’s electric system. Performs sectionalizing studies, system protection, SCADA, Distribution Automation, and other typical electrical engineering activities. Supports the activities of the Supervisor of Engineering Services as directed. Provides technical support to Engineering & Operations employees in solving problems that may arise.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
· Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Technology from ABET accredited educational institution
· Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
· Engineering experience with an electric utility
· E.I.T. Certification and Professional Licensure attainability
· Experience with system protection and coordination
· Experience with system modeling including ampacity, voltage drop and impedance calculations using commercial utility analysis software
· Experience with substation design and construction
· Experience with relay and apparatus testing
· Experience with SCADA design, programming, and testing
· Experience with Field Engineering including structural analysis, pole top framing, transformer sizing and area light design
· Experience with network design and implementation
· Experience with apparatus and equipment specifications and standards
· Experience with distribution automation design and programming including relay logic
· Experience with cybersecurity implementation and standards
KNOWLEDGE / INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software
· Excellent working knowledge of personal computers with Windows 7 or Windows 10
· Ability to become proficient using various database applications to create, maintain, query, and generate reports of tabular data
· Ability to obtain and maintain Integrated Transmission Systems (I.T.S.) switching certification within two (2) years of employment
· Positive Attitude and willingness to be a team player in support of exceptional internal and external customer service
· Willingness to learn and use new skills and procedures
· Self-starter with ability to make independent decisions
· Ability to multi-task and work with multi-functional applications
· Knowledge of RUS standards for construction
· Working knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code
WORKING HOURS / ON-CALL DUTY
· 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with one hour for lunch; 4/10 work schedule (Working hours are subject to modification)
· Must be able to serve on-call, accept after-hours calls by phone and work after-hours in emergency situations
· Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a verifiable safe driving record (MVR required)
APPLYING FOR JOB
· Qualified applicants from the public may obtain an application from our website, www.flintenergies.com, or pick up an application from our office at 98 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, GA; or 3 South Macon Street, Reynolds, GA. The deadline for applying is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020.
· Contacts: Donna Hodge, Ext. 5143, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Laquita McCrary, Ext. 5561, email@example.com
FLINT EMC IS AN EOE/AA: MINORITIES / FEMALES / VETERANS / DISABLED
DRUG FREE / SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE
PHYSICAL DEMANDS FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I THRU SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
ALERTNESS & CONCENTRATION
Maintains full alertness and concentration at all times, sometimes in inclement climatic conditions, at night and during emergency storm shifts.
Far Visual Acuity - As necessary to drive and operate equipment and assess the status of fixtures on top of a 45 ft. pole to ground. Should be able to distinguish potential hazards in substations and at job sites.
Near Visual Acuity - Necessary for analyzing reports, prolonged use of CRT screen, identifying switches and nameplates on equipment.
Peripheral Vision - As necessary for driving and operating equipment safely.
Color Vision – Judges red, green, and yellow traffic lights adequately to drive. Must be able to adequately distinguish colors in engineering planning and other software.
Depth Perception – Needed to judge distance when driving and operating extendo sticks around high voltage lines.
Night Vision - Same as above when working at night and in poor light.
Hears spoken conversation well over telephone and while working on ground and communicating with other employees on top of 45’ poles, despite heavy background noise from equipment, traffic, rain and wind. Hears adequately to operate 2-way radio. Visual signals may not always be appropriate.
Speaks loudly and clearly enough to be accurately understood; occasionally from ground to top of 45’ pole or when 100 ft. away from co-worker, despite heavy background noise and when visual signals cannot be used. Speaks clearly when communicating by 2-way radio. Voice must be professional to make presentations as required.
SITTING / STANDING
Varied. 30-90% of working spent sitting when doing analytical or design work or while driving to and from work sites. May sit 7 ½ hours in (8) hour day on occasions. 70-100% of working hours may be spent standing.
WORKER MOBILITY / WALKING
Can change positions frequently sitting or standing.
LIFTING / CARRYING
Lifts to 75 lbs. Equipment would normally be used to carry items weighing 75 lbs. plus.
0-50 lbs. occasionally. Up to 50 lbs. would be carried approximately 100 ft.
PUSHING / PULLING
Continuously opening and closing drawers, occasionally when working with line materials.
Bends from neck for talking on telephone. Bends from waist occasionally- less than 5% of working hours.
REACHING / HANDLING
Regular use of hands and wrists when operating computer, to write and draw designs, to use computer and write correspondence in daily activities.
TWISTING / CLIMBING / CRAWLING
Can be avoided somewhat by taking step in direction of the work. Occasionally climbs on and off trucks and equipment when on job site with crews.
Job is mainly indoors in a heated/air-conditioned building. Occasionally performs a variety of strenuous tasks outside, with temperatures varying from 32 degrees or below to 90 degrees or above, sometimes in rainy, stormy conditions, rarely in snowy or icy conditions. Works around high voltage occasionally with the use of hand tools. Occasionally exposed to noise from construction equipment, heavy traffic, and air compressors.
MACHINES / TOOLS/ EQUIPMENT
Hand tools, voltmeter, amp meter, computer, copier, fax, stapler, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT / SAFETY LOSS CONTROL PROCEDURES
Hard hat, rubber gloves, overshoes, safety glasses, work gloves, sleeves. Mayday, CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driving.
DRUG TEST / PHYSICAL EXAM
Drug test required for pre-employment and random thereafter. Employment entrance physical exam required.
Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities provided it does not pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Additional Salary Information: RATE OF PAY DEPENDS UPON LEVEL OF EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC.
About Flint EMC
Incorporated in 1937, Flint Energies is a not-for-profit member-owned electric cooperative that provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint has 230 employees and serves more than 250,000 Georgians through 87,000 meters. Flint’s physical plant consists of more than 6,250 miles of distribution line and 50 substations located within Bibb, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, Talbot, Twiggs and Upson Counties. The system also includes the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base and the Fort Benning military post. Flint is the eighth largest of Georgia’s 42 EMCs and the 37th largest of the nation’s nearly 1,000 rural electric cooperatives.
Flint Energies is also a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, part of a nationwide family of electric cooperatives exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Flint’s members give their cooperative an American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score of 82, which rates higher than most investor-owned utilities in the country.